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Improving Social Media Outlets for Government
Improving Social Media Outletsfor GovernmentPat FiorenzaResearch Analyst
Social Media in the Public Sector by the Numbers Agency Adoption of Federal Agencies started using Social Media within the last 2+ years. of Federal Agencies have started using Social Media within the last year.Source:Market Connections 2011 Social Media in the Public Sector Study, Oct. 2011http://www.marketconnectionsinc.com/Reports/social-media-in-the-public-sector-2011.html
Social Media in the Public Sector by the Numbers:Agency Access to Social Media Channels 2010: 55% of respondents said their agencies were blocking access to Social Media channels 2011: 19% of respondents said their agencies were blocking access to Social Media channels
Social Media in the Public Sector by the Numbers 26% Federal Social Media 18% No Increase Change Significa Consumption over next 12-18 ntly months 56% Increase Slightly
Top 5 Federal Uses of Social Media Communicate with Informed Decision Citizens and Other Internal Collaboration Making Agencies Marketing and Research/Information Promotion Gathering Source: Market Connections 2011 Social Media in the Public Sector Study, Oct. 2011 http://www.marketconnectionsinc.com/Reports/social-media- in-the-public-sector-2011.html
Top 5 Federal Benefits of Using Social Media Increased Information AgencyEducation of the Access Promotion Public Cost Savings and Increase Other Collaboration Efficiencies Source: Market Connections 2011 Social Media in the Public Sector Study, Oct. 2011 http://www.marketconnectionsinc.com/Reports/soc ial-media-in-the-public-sector-2011.html
Social Media Challenges• ROI• Management• Culture Change & Innovation• Crafting Policy• Legal• Becoming Current + Staying Current
Social Media Challenges - ROI• What are we trying to quantify?• What impact are we measuring?• Who is our core audience?• How does this ROI fit into our agency mission?• What do I do with all this data? Where can I find knowledge?
10 Steps to Understanding How to FindYour Social Media ROI1. Define Scope – Why are we doing this?2. How will you define success? – Think Traditionally3. Consider how you can design your evaluation4. Collect Data5. Show Impact and Quick Wins6. Analyze7. Share8. Feedback from Stakeholders9. Share Your Success, Learn from Experiences10. Improve and Repeat
Social Media Challenges - Mgmt• Who Should Posting?• How Often?• How do we staff for social media?
5 Social Media Strategies - Mgmt1. Test Out New Methods2. Collect Data3. Don’t Be Afraid4. Think Outside the Box5. Leverage Resources for Content Creation
Social Media Challenges - Culture• How can I work to be an innovator?• How do I cut through the red tape?• Why are there cultural roadblocks?• What can I do to be a champion in my agency?
5 Social Media Strategies - Culture1. Think Traditional2. Navigate Organizational Culture3. Balance Interests4. Provide Clear, Concise and Mission-Driven Impacts5. Always Share and Show Success
Social Media Challenges – BeingCurrent• New tools emerging every day• How do I get up to speed with latest tech and still be a leader in social media?
5 Social Media Strategies – BeingCurrent1. Collaborate with Colleagues2. Share Resources3. Learn Lessons from Private Sector4. Teach Private Sector Lessons5. Grow Your Network
Where are we now with socialmedia?• In the “So What” Phase• Struggle to define what engagement actually means• Sharing and collaborating with resources• Transparency• Digital Divide• Broader acceptance that government does not have all the answers, needs to collaborate across sectors for solutions.
Where Social Media is Heading..1. Closely Tied to Government Core Services2. Wider Acceptance3. Increasing Use For Emergency Management4. Data Driven Decisions5. Mobility6. More Devices = More Data
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GovLoop’s PurposeIndicate a Problem – Millions of governmentemployees working on similar issues without anoutlet to communicate. Without communicatingwith one another a gap in knowledge was created.Provide a SolutionGovLoop creates aknowledge network toconnect, engage andtrain governmentemployees.
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